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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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At 10:46pm on March 18, 2021, Cali's mama said…
My daughter recieved a package today..forgetting she ordered something asked if it was from me..after laughing with her she told me it was self tanning supplies ..she said "mom I'm so ugly here I have to be tan" part of me knows she joking and the other part so much..she has always been self conscious and worried about what others think and I guess I was hoping that part was gone but she has only just gotten to A school...while I am so proud of her this broke my heart thinking about the pressures of today on women..even in the mitary....I'm hoping the longer we travel through this the more confident she will become..she is so beautiful inside and out and I'm hoping she will see this through this process!
At 5:03pm on February 27, 2021, partyofseven said…

Amanda/Cali's mama,

Whoo hoo that is awesome!! Congratulations on your brand new Sailor!!! I'm sure when she can you will hear more from her. Enjoy the moment that she graduated and look forward to her coming home for a bit.

Congratulations again.

At 4:09pm on February 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Amanda, you just changed your profile name, which is fine, but I just posted a note in the BC Mom group. Hopefully it will be figured out. I put some other group links in your discussion.  

At 4:06pm on February 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Amanda - Congratulations to your daughter!! Be sure to change your sailor status from waiting to leave for BC to Enlisted!! 

At 3:11pm on February 27, 2021, Cali's mama said…
My daughter graduated bootcamp!!! So excited and proud ..2/25/2021 is a proud 136 hoyyyah
At 1:08pm on February 26, 2021, Cali's mama said…
My first born..a daughter is officially graduating tonight at 5pm...I am so excited I recieved a letter a while back and until today that was it..I got a text and when her little name popped up on my phone out of no where I started crying I am beyond words proud ..of her of what her future holds and so excited for her...she will be home brieflt.. a month I believe befor shipping off to japan!!!! Now that I'm worried about lol but I'm sure she will get through that to...she has always been stronger then she thinks..

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